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Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian u.s. relationship is on track, moving forward, and doing the things that we need to accomplish. >> washington's main arab ally has concerns with the approach to the conflict in syria. they acknowledge there are divergent obviously on how to end conflict, but the goal remains the same. >> even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. but a targeted strike can make assad or any other dictator think twice before using chemical weapons. >> but despite president obama's tough talk a strike never happened. instead the assad regime grayed to account for and aid in destroying it's chemical weapons stock pile. for the u.s. the condition in syria is status quo. meanwhile 2 million syrian versus fled their homes and more are displaced in the country as war conditions. rebels have lost ground to assad forces. neighboring nations are shaking under the weight of refugees, especially lebanon. it now has more than 800,000 syrians nearly a quarter of lebanon's population of $4 mil
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
. it is really quite a mess. use a little bit extra time. >> . >> pittsburgh's thanksgiving snowstorm with plows, shovel, and a sense of humor. >> it is fun. >> it is fun. >> yes, it is fun. it is christmas weather. >> the storm that pummeled the mid section barrels east today, coating highways with a mix of sleet, and slushy snow. in washington icy roads snarled morning traffic. >> the road crews on 12 hour shifts to keep highways clear. >> the week of thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year. the aaa estimated 38 million americans will hit the highway this week. the national weather service thinks the brunt will be over by wednesday night, or early thursday morning and that can help some dinner guests reach their destinations on time. >> i have a lot of people coming in from columbus, and al tuna pa, so they will be driving but they aren't driving until thursday. the pennsylvania department of transportation and he said you know despite the slushy weather we have. on the highways here in pennsylvania, dale? >> dianne joining us live from pittsburgh, thank you
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 12:00am EST
the pact with the u.s. the deal paving the way for further involvement with the country. if an agreement is reached 15,000 u.s. troops remain there through 2024. in latvia, 12 people, including two firefighters are dead after a supermarket collapse. the store is located in r. >> ga. the roof of the -- riga. the raf caved in. police are using sniffer dogs in search of survivors. no word on the cause of the collapse. in london three women were held captive in one home. they are free tonight. two suspects are on bail, released after questioning. >> those are the headlines at this hour. "america tonight" is up next. i'm john siegenthaler see you here tomorrow night. 8 eastern and 11 eastern. you can get the latest news on aljazeera.com. harder to understand how the government is obtaining its evidence in a criminal case. and on that basis to challenge the source ofage investigation. >> even as he awaits trial, a website going by silk road 2.0, with a dread pirate roberts still at the helm is back online, and doing business in drugs. >> that was al jazeera reporting, now some light on the da
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> it was an ambush, we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotaging peace talks after a taliban leader was killed in a drone strike. >> a ceasefire in the congo after 16 brutal years of war - but how long will it last? . >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. his 9-day tour kicks off in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a meeting in egypt, a major step towards starting peace talks designed to stop a civil war in syria. >> sue turton has the latest from cairo. >> it's merging that the discussions with nabil fahmy, the egyptian foreign minister, and john kerry, included a situation in regards to syria. we are hearing out of the arab league there was an emergency meeting of foreign minister resist this evening, egyptian time. the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed. if initiative is regarding the geneva ii convention - we know that they are trying to get all parties around the table later on in november, to try to come to some sort of political diplomatic halt to the violence that is goin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am EST
in the middle east. >>> this is free solo climbing or scaling a mountain without a rope. to us non-climbers, the best free soloist in the world will tell us what it's like to climb a mountain with nothing but your bear hands and chalk. welcome to "consider this." new jersey governor chris christie with an historic win in a big blue state. and in virginia agency race it was a suspenseful night with a race between a democrat and a conservative republican. it's where tea partyers got top billing. we'll take a sneak peek of staying power tha , and the seismic shift to the left. i'm joined which jeff warren, and bill snyder, professor at george washington university. they're both in our washington, d.c. studios, and here in studio with me is tom doherty, former senior adviser to george pataki. bill, let's start with you. chris christie, a big win. but when you look at the exit polls in a hypothetical match up to hillary clinton he would lose in his own state. >> it tells us that new jersey is still a blue state, and hillary clinton is still a very popular figure there. look, christie wo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 11:30am EST
with u.s. airways making american the largest carrier in the country. before the deal went through the justice department made american open up major hubs to smaller airlines and cut back on routes and a number of flights. on this edition of "inside story" we're going to talk about the mega merger and what it means for the flying public. the merger between american and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. the new american will carry 130 million passengers annually. it will operate 6700 flights to 500 destination nationwide. it will allow the new american airlines to become king of the air waives. airwaves. it must give up gates and landing slots in seven major airport including new york, los angeles, and ronald reagan washington airport in washington, d.c. those slots will go to lower cost carriers. american must now sell 104 take-off and landing slots. >> we expressed potential reduction in competition that the merger would potentially empose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal fearing competition. but in a statement the attorney general eric holder sought to reas
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 1:00am EST
,000. it's been 11 days since the catastrophe - only now are some able to leave. 50 u.s. navy ships and aer plains are taking part in global relief efforts. >> law makers in canada strippeded more power from rob ford. it had bizarre moments, he knocked over a council woman, and he mocked another law-maker. rob ford is refusing to step down. he says heel go to court to get back his authority. >> a deadly plane crash in russia video has been released. it captures the boeing 737 crashing and exploding. all 50 on board were kalilled. those are the headlines "consider this" is up next. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> here are the headlines at this hour. >> only on al jazeera america. >> every morning from 5 to 9am al jazeera america brings you more us and global news than any other american news channel. find out what happened and what to expect. >> start every morning, every day, 5am to 9 eastern with al jazeera america. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers. >> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 11:30am EST
america. i'm del walters. check us out 24 hours a day on www.aljazeera.com. if you were holding outz. hope that bipartisanship still had aerolite to play, you can give up. today the democratic leader harry reid launched the so called nuclear option and removed the minorities ability to exercise what little power it had left, to block president obama's judicial nominees. frustrated with the g.o.p.'s long list of obstructive judges and agency heads, the move by the democrats upended 225 years of senate history, and significantly alters the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, and called for a rule change that would allow an up or down vote or judicial nominations and executive decisions. >> the change would ensure nominations and up or down vote, on confirmation. yes, no. the rule change will ma
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
to give us some perspective on the situation. isn't north korea on the u.s. state department list of countries to avoid for u.s. citizens? >> the state department can only advise americans not to go to certain countries, in this case north korea, but mr. newman had the freedom to go there if we wanted if granted a visa. he went via a beijing-based tour company. you can tell imagine that before they bring any tourist into north korea, because this is quite a type of specific adventure traveling, that they would warn people what to do and what not to do, and one thing they make very clear is you have to listen to your north korean guide. that was the experience we had ourselves. they tell you what to do and where to go, and you are not supposed to step out of the hotel room. >> so melissa what kind of recourse does the family have? >> unfortunately the family will have to wait and depend on the state department. this is something the north koreans will try to use to their advantage, perhaps to get food aid or some sort of concession from the united states. >> and the north koreans a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
revenge. why are regular pakistani's upset with the u.s. instead of celebrating the death of a mass murderer. why does it seem america issen my number one in pakistan? florida atlantic's football coach forced out for allegedly using drugs. as america's marijuana laws are relaxed should the sports crackdown on pot go up in smoke? are we alone in the universe? scientists found billions of reasons why we may not be. i'm antonio mora. we begin with a poisoned partnership between u.s. and pakistan. a drone strike friday killed taliban leader hakimullah mehsud, before peace talks between the pakistan government and the taliban were supposed to begin. pakistan's interior minister accused the u.s. of tarting not the taliban, but regional piece. >> it was an ambush, not a fire from the front, an ambush. >> in washington, chairman mike rogers was all for taking out hakimullah mehsud. >> he's part of an hakani network. this was a bad guy. by the way, there's information recently that concerned us about the safety of our troops. i'm a little better for our troops today than i did before this ev
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. and you can get us online any time. weed outnumber the locals. a new home on the rage. >> we want to be individual, we don't want the government to take care of us. >>> a message about shared faith and common values. >> we talk about family, we talk about education, we talk about self dependence. we talk about opportunities for american dream. >> and flowing straight into trouble. a new front in the contest between energy and the environment. >> and good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. will they stay or will they go? it is a fair question on this day before off-year elections in many communities around the country truly is an off-off election year, races which might not attract a lot of attention in any other year. but this year political divisions on many levels make quite a few races be bellwethers. what we currently call colorado where secessionists want to form a new state. might not have much of a success but it points to a bigger picture of divide. the great sky of colorado's rural community. chris bu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
york: a tentative agreement allows for thousands of u.s. troops to stay in that country until 2024 training and assisting afghan troops. it does not allow troops to take on combat and needs to be approved by a council of elders. the u.s. and other world powers are in geneva discussing the nuclear program. the agreement an limiting the nuclear capability in exchange for easing sanctions is possible. >> the florida congressman that pleaded guilty to drug charges has taken a leave of absence, henry trey raydull was caught buying from an undercover police officer. >> bill clinton was one of 16 given the medal of freedom. others were loretta lynn, ernie banks, and media mooingual oprah winfrey. the medal of freedom was created 16 years ago. >> pat quinn signed into law same-sex marriage legislation. kentucky. explosive details of bomb makers that made their way to the u.s. consider this - how could the american government let them resettle in america? and paul ryan predict an end to the theatrical budget. will they produce one? >> a rod storms out of an appeals hearing. was it a stunt?
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
says he will not sign a security pact with the u.s. until new conditions are met. he met with the security advisor susan rice in kabul. she urged him to sign a deal allowing the u.s. to remain in afghanistan in 2024. "consider this" is next. and i'll be back later. you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. america's deal with iran gets a mixed review, along with mixed messages from the obama administration and the iranian president. with the two countries not on the same page, what is a deal >> a supreme court decision could mean changes for obamacare. >> last time we saw watson it cleaned up on "jeopardy", what is the computer doing >> and vladimir putin and the pope. >> we begin with an historic accord with iran. is it a good deal? the u.s. says it's a first step to kur -- to curtail iran's nuclear program. within hours of the deal the parties contradicted each other on a clean issue. >> there is no right to enrich. everywhere in the agreement it states they can only do that by mutural agreement and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on. >> >> translation:
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 11:00am EST
of the united states's closest allies. >>> election day for hondurans casting votes for change. >>> the u.s. and five other world powers announced a landmark deal today temporarily freezing iran's nuclear program. the six-month agreement in exchange for some relief from sanctions is the most significant compromise between the u.s. and iran since the 1979 iranian revolution. president obama hailed the agreement as the most significant and tangible progress of a diplomatic campaign. >> today that xloema diplomacy opened up a new path that we can verify iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> let's bring in white house correspondent mike viqueira. mike, six months, that's the extent of this deal. what are world leaders hoping will happen during that time? >> reporter: at the end of that time, they are hoping they can come to a larger deal that will prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. they have instittuted steps that they believe will present iran from turning the corner. they call it "a breakout" to take the uranium and plutonium and turning it i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
against protesters armed with rocks. ♪ >> good evening, and thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. one of the best names in the treatment of dementia patients sits in a bigger debate, pharmaceutical companies, prescriptions and how doctors choose the medication they provide. johnson and johnson m settled about the government from 2002 to 2003 there was an off-labor use of the drug not approved by the fda. it has been since approved for dementia and young patients as well. and it has been an enormously successful product. it had $24.2 billion from 2002 to 2010, but it was the off-label period that raised alarm. the marketing effort including compensation to doctors amounted to reckless endangerment of patients young and old. >> the kick packs undermines adjustment of healthcare providers. it provides incentive to increase the use of drugs potentially putting the health of some patients at risk. the companies put down the risk of risperdol. put simply the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people, and it
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 10:00am EST
>> hello, good to have you with us. welcome to the news hour. these are the world's top news stories. >> no police, nothing. there was a breakdown of law and order. it shouldn't have been so. >> growing security fears after typhoon haiyan as armed men roam the streets of the philippines. >> northeast somalia is also struggling after a cyclone. 300 people have died and a state of emergency declared. >> a suicide bomber strikes in iraq as tens of thousands of muslims mark ashoura. >> hello, we are in london with the latest in europe, including a allowdown in the euro's recovery as the economy gross a slim .15%. >> farewell to a contradict legend. he is playing his final match. >> aid is finally reaching parts of the philippines devastated by typhoon haiyan. a u.s. aircraft carrier arrived. the uss george washington will assist operations and help helicopters to move supplies. more pictures are emerging from the disaster zone. this is 20 kilometers of coastline ripped to shreds. tacloban is one of the worth hit areas. survivors are flocking to the city's airport hoping to travel
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
by authorities to stop smugglers between the u.s. and mexico. . >>> we begin tonight with budget cuts about to affect the lives of 47 million americans. they go into effect on friday. people relying on food stamps are about to get less. congress allowed an increase in food stamp benefits to expire. one in seven americans receiving foodstamps will have to cut back on food they buy. a family of four receiving the maximum allotment will see benefits cut by $36 a month. the cuts will affect people not on food stamps. according to financial analysis every dollar spent on foodstamps generates $1.73 in economic growth. foodbanks are bracing for what is about to come. >> monshelle and her 4-year-old son michael have to watch their spending. she has a job in local government, she still needs hep from snap. >> between rent, light bills, water bills, everything, nursery bills, i just couldn't afford to have food in the house. >> monshelle receives $364 a month in foodstamps and is grateful for that. like 47 million other americans, she's about to face life with less help putting food on the table. >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am EST
to rebuild the marshes of mesopotamia. are >> good evening everyone, thanks for joining us. joie chen is on assignment i'm adam may. meth amphetamine is continuing to ravage all across middle america. every time law enforcement contraction down on meth production, it pops up in different form. christophe putzel reports. >> veronica has been addicted to meth amphetamine for more than a third of her life. commonly referred to as speed, dope or ice, the drug is highly addictive and has been decimating rural communities like the one veronica has been living in for decades. >> they refer the to it as a walk away drug. you walk away from everything you ever valued for your next high. >> he says meth amphetamine after a dipping in consumption a few years ago due to drug enforcement, is at a new high. >> i don't know how something has had such a effect on someone's quality of life as the use of meth amphetamine. >> i was 26 when i started using. and i'm 43 years old now. that's how it goes around here, though. five miles from here and five miles around you there's probably 100 or more. people
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
. republicans have been using the former rule that required 50 results to hold up judicial nominations. afghanistan's president says he does not trust the united states. he spoke as afghan leaders consider add proposed security packet, with the u.s. if the deal is reached thousands of u.s. troops can remain in afghanistan after 2014. and the pilot who landed a boeing dream liner at the wrong kansas airport, says he was confused. the huge plane arrived at its original destination today. an air force base in wichita, last night the pilot mistakenly landed on a shorter tarmac nine miles away, no passengers were onboard. those are the headlines at this hour, america tonight is up next, i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8:00 pacific, and remember you can all get the latest news on aljazeera.com. only america tonight, dieing to quit. a man leads police on a high speed chase. >> a woman gets locked up in a psychiatric ward. >> i started walking around the house, scheming, yelling. >> both blame the stop smoking drug chantax. our investigation reveals an alarming number of dangerou
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
-product of that plant they produce plutonium. that is a very dangerous substance. it's used in dirty bombs and other nuclear weapons systems. those two things going forward for the p5+1 are what they are deeply concerned about. it does look as show we are wrapping things up here. we hope to hear very soon where things stand. >> phil ittner. thank you very much. let's wrap this up for a moment. negotiations appears to be gaining momentum. iran said there is accomplices they simply will not budge. they said that they will not compromise on the red line, it's right to enrich uranium. the united states and other powers say there is no right to enrich. iran said it wants to use enriched uranium for medical and research purposes but that can also be used to nuclear weapons. which is why leaders want to say they want to stop that. the p5+1 wants iran to allow greater access to its facility. iran wants the economic sanctions to end. >>> afghanistan's loya jirga or tribal council continue to deliberate it's future. >> reporter: today was the final day for delegates at the jirga to study and debate this bilat
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 11:30am EST
2015. joining us now from chicago, and the is author of canes way to wealth. from syracuse, mark schafer a social media and business consultant, and the awe tor of the dow of twitter. and from new york city, a reporter for the wall street journal heard on the street column, she focused on media and telecommunications. miriam who is buying twitter stock? who is the type of investor? >> well, it's not just your regular ma and pa investor, because there aren't that many shares of a highly -- allocated i.p.o. to go around. so it is you are seeing a lot of big hedge fund investors a lot of big institutional investor whose are getting claim to the first shares that are entering the market in the ipo. >> and mark schafer what draws an investor to go after something like twitter. >> well, i think the extraordinary thing that twitter has done and it is so difficult is they have dominated a niche, and i think that's very attractive for investors. they have monopolized their little piece of the web, and as their leaders have said, they are projecting that right now, only 10% of the potentia
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
it the most. >> jonathan appreciate it, thank you. >>> nancy lindborg is with us, the assistant administrator for the u.s. agency for international development and she joins us now from washington, d.c. nancy good to see you. thank you for your time. i'm wondering if those c-130s, there is a u.s. base as i recall in the philippines. are those c-130s upon their way to those hard hit areas? >> well, in fact, we prepositioned some of our disaster assistance response team in the philippines, you know we monitor these storm systems and knew things were coming forward. we already have people on the ground who have been doing assessments for the last few days. we have mobilized military assets to help bring in early supplies as well to do the flyovers that help us understand really what is the extent of the damage. >> tacloban. tell us what you are hearing from your teams on the ground about how deaf stated that city is. -- dech state -- 27 stated that -- dpe. >> literally 80 to 90% devastated. this is one of the most fears storms to land and -- fierce storms to land and it has taken a huge and deva
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 11:30am EST
will curtail it's uranium enrichment program. in exchange the u.s. will release $7 billion worth of frozen assets. secretary kerry said any deal is fragile, and iran must keep up its end of the bargain. >> this is not going to change overnight. we have a long building process to engage in here. we need to put to test iran's words and intentions without any cobwebs, without any false assumptions, without any illusions. this is a hard road. >> reporter: top temperature low mats flew to geneva to say what appear to be stalled talks. the p 5 plus one. that's six world powers including the united states, france, britain, germany, china and russia agree that iran will temporarily leave uranium enrichment to above 5%, permit daily monitoring by international inspectors, halt construction of the iraq heavy water reactor. iran's new president a hassan rouhani, welcome the agreement and say he saw it as an affirmation as the country's right to enrich uranium. >> iran will continue it's enrichment. therefore i announce to the people of iran that enrichment will continue in the same way as bef
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >>> and the controversial cia program exposed. a program turning guantanamo bay inmates into double agents for the us. >>> that winter storm that dumped snow across the west and midwest now moving east and could effect your holiday travel plans. dave warren has more on the storm's track. robert ray is in atlanta with the impact on the airports, but we're going to begin with diane in pittsburgh with a look at how the storm is effecting the roads. and diane, based on what i'm seeing, those roads are slick. >> yeah, snow continues to come down. it has been coming down for hours now. there is probably between two and three inches of snow on the ground here. we were talking about people earlier, and they were not plussed by all of in. in 1950 the pittsburgh area saw 2.5 feet of snow. it is predicted this area will get about a foot of snow. it should be over by tomorrow night. at least that's what everybody is hoping. including this woman. >> i have a lot of people coming in from columbus, but they are not driving until thursday, and i think the weather will be fine then. >> reporter: now the pennsylva
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 4:00am EST
with us. being with us. i'm joie chen. i'm joie chen. as we begin this holiday most as we begin this holiday most closely associated with closely associated with celebration, with abundance and celebration, with abundance and even excess, it might be a even excess, it might be a little unfair of us to ask you little unfair of us to ask you to stop and consider the worry to stop and consider the worry and the anxiety of many american and the anxiety of many american families on the periphery of the families on the periphery of the economic safety net. economic safety net. but it is an important moment we but it is an important moment we believe to think about the believe to think about the growing need of the many growing need of the many americans who are faced every americans who are faced every day with a choice between paying day with a choice between paying basic bills or feeding their basic bills or feeding their families. families. what do you do when you can't what do you do when you can't fill the fridge, when you're not fill the fridge, when you're not sure how you feed
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 9:00pm EST
for excessive drinking and he admitdrug use. he'll go to court to get back more authority. nasa's mission to investigate the upper atmosphere on mars now underway, a robotic spacecraft called maven, is underway, how mars went from earth like to a barren desert. >>> you can get the alatest on aljazeera.com. >> often america tonight: a recipe for disaster. a crack down on meth in rural america leads to a new problem. >> you know the mexicans are bringing it over by the truckloads. >> how one family is treating shake-and-bake for mexican ice. >> i'm winning, everybody is winning, all good. >> president aquino, face to face with the typhoon and america tonight's joie chen. >> we would like to now are you pleased with the rescue effort? >> the cradle of civilization, the plan to rebuild the marshes of mesopotamia. >> good evening everyone, thanks for joining us. joie chen is on assignment i'm adam may. meth amphetamine is continuing to ravage all across middle america. every time law enforcement contraction down on meth production, it pops up in different form. christophe putzel reports. >> v
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >>> and a meeting in afghan doing u.s. withdraw. [ "taps" ] >> a nation remembers john f. kennedy. >> back to the negotiating table, and all right iran's supreme leader i spoke to a pa a paramilitary group and slammed the u.s. saying instead of using threats, go and repair your devastated economy so your government does not shut down for 15 days. go and pay your debts. phil, i got if tell you, the first opening meeting was quite brief. it was almost as if it was the setting of the table for what is to come starting tomorrow. >> reporter: yeah, tony, those comments are being discussed here in geneva, you really couldn't miss them. but an u.s. delegation spoke in the background briefing today and the top negotiators has the impression that most of that was meant for the domestic audience back in iran. nevertheless, top officials saying that it does affect the december cases of mistrust that was built up over the years and that will have to be overcome if a real agreement is to come to the table. >> what are those specific issues that have to be ironed out for there to be a deal here? >> repo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 12:00am EST
program. caroline kennedy sworn in as a u.s. ambassador to japan, the first woman to hold the post. she expected to gravel there friday and will meet with the prime minister after that. >> those are the headlines at this hour. "america tonight" is up next. i'll see you tomorrow night. you can get the latest news on line at al jazeera. have a great night. >> robert, you said that you're planning on heading there yourself. >> probably within the next few weeks, yeah. we have our real experts on the ground that are there right now, and as managers, we try to stay out of their way and let them do what they need to do to save kids. >> best of luck on the ground. they need all the help they can get. vice president with the department of humanitarian response for save the chirp. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> coming up, we're going to continue our coverage of typhoon haiyan. a disturbing report on why girls are less likely than boys to be saved when a disaster strikes. that's coming up after the break. >> budget cuts at the pentagon and now brand new military aircraft are b
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 4:00am EST
and water. president obama ordered two more military ships to the region, their helicopters will be used to deliver supplies and help with evacuation. 22 countries are rushing money and aid to the philippine islands. >>> the face of flying is about to chaining, the justice department signing off on a merger between american airlines and u.s. airways. it will bet world's biggest. >>> two medical organizations are recommending new guidelines that could double the amount of americans taking cholesterol-related drug stattens. they are being encouraged to prescribe higher doses to people. >> hawaii is on the verge of passing same-sex marriage. the legislature has passed the deal. the governor will sign it in the morn. it will boost tourism by $217 million. "america tonight" is up next and you can get the late u.s. news online at aljazeera.com. >> every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? consider this... antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the sta
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Nov 26, 2013 1:00pm EST
in the pacific, the u.s. says its jets have defied a new air defense zone imposed by china. highlands prime minister, thousands storm government ministries and offices, plus. >> it's not coming back, the process must move forward. >> kenya vows to press on with plans to close the largest refugee camp. with the news from europe, including. >> with a guide to how scotland request be as ask independent state. >> and turning the pages of history. a rare symbol of the nation's identity is put up for auction in the u.s. for up to $30 million. >> within the past hour, the u.s. has revealed two of its military aircraft have thrown around disputed islands in the east china sea, it did so without informing beijing, and that's in defiance of an air defense zone, that beijing imposed. and the i.u. in china. live for us in washington, d.c., give us what details we know? what exactly did the aircraft do in the china self-declared air defense zone? >> what we know is that around midnight washington time, rather, 7:00 p.m. washington time, those two bombers entered this newly declared air defense identific
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Nov 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
who possess that right, but they are using the right to religious liberty as a way to carve out noncompliance with civil rights that are well established under the constitution, or are well established as public norms against discrimination. >> today the white house release add statement saying the affordable care act already protects these believes. the administration does not think that corporate ceos should make health decisions for individuals. all right, a little bit more on that white house statement. let's do that right now. he is at the white house, and mike, the white house as randall noted is quick to put a statement out on this. >> sure, they point out they themselves asked the street to review the change to the law. of course the street announced they are going to do just that. let's do more from that statement. the healthcare law puts womens and families in control by covering vital preventive care, like cancer screenings and birth control free of charge. and then it goes on we believe this requirement is essential to women's health, and are confident the street wil
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Nov 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
cleared the way for the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways. the merger will take place december 9th. >>> spying controversy. according to the huffington post, ral views. >>> another record breaking day, the dow jones industrial average closed above 16,000, encouraged by a drop in unemployment claimed. the s&p 500 also closed at an all time high. those are the headlines. america tonight is up next in joorlsz analjazeera america andt the news all the time at aljazeera.com. >> on america tonight: food for thought. how much of middle class america teeters just one step away from poverty? and the pain of making families do without. >> i'm not lazy, i work every day. and to apply for food stamps was -- was a new low for me. >> also tonight, on the move. slowly. as wings and wheels slog towards grandma's we look towards what's ahead for that long trip home. and what's not to love? ball of starch, wrapped in dough and fried. new york's beloved knish, and what's on the menu. >> we could never have imagined the outcry for when they're going to be back. >> good evening, thanks fo
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Nov 15, 2013 1:00pm EST
for all of us to survive. we're all suffering here, even the rich. >> reporter: a crowd gathers at the coliseum's edge as another dead body surfaces. it's not many to see the future here, but many say they have to leave it up to god. >> earlier we are spoke to the spokesman for the philippine president. and he has admitted the government's response had initially been slow, but is now making progress. >> certainly we want things to be faster, but let me say this also, when there's been a lot of reports that it has been slow, and we will concede in the first couple of days it was slow. the scale of this disaster was unprecedented more than anybody thought it would be. the first line of -- the first responders -- the line of first responders were themselves victims, so for example, the day after the storm, about -- less than 10% of the police force was able to go to work the next day because either they had died or their relatives had died. once we got there, the first thing we had to do was remove the obstructions from the roads. you can't get from point, a to point b if there is
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Nov 24, 2013 2:30am EST
with us, instead to confirm vacancies that need to be filled. which we have been doing. this rule change has gone from being a threat to an annual threat, now to a quarterly threat. how many times have we been threatened? do what i say, or we'll break the rules to change the rules. confirm everybody, 100%. let me say we are not interested in having a gun put to our heads any longer. >> in the end, after several procedure moves -. >> the rules were changed. just a few hours after the senate made history, the president went to the briefing room. noting that both he and his vie president the former members of the senate, stressed his respect for the body's traditions, however. >> the american people's business is far too important to keep falling prey day after day to washington politics. we both value any senate's duty to advice and consent. it's important. and we take that very seriously. but -- a few now refuse to treat that duty of advise and consent with the respect that it deserves. it's no longer used in a responsible way to govern. it's rather used as a reckless and relentless tool
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Nov 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
was killed. a boeing 737 was attempting to land when it went down. >> a u.s. drone crashed into a navy ship off the coast of jeb corlis. two sailors were hurt. the -- off the coast of jeb corlis, two sailors were hurt. u.s. navy was testing the ship's combat weapons system. they are the headlines. we planned to bring you a documentary called "tiny", but stayed tuned to a special documentary live from the philippines. "tiny" will air next week. >> "america tonight", i'm joie chen reporting from tacloban. >> it's the largest of the cities to be struck and destroyed by the super typhoon. it was not the first. it belongs to an outlier on the point known as gewan and we met a number of people there looking to start new lives. she had been waiting at the airport for two days. and the anxiety overwhelmed her. please, she pleaded. my husband died in the storm. i have nothing left. i need to get my two kids out. this would not be her turn. >> there'll be more slides. those that lost so much would get out. given the tragedy the storms must seem like a last hope. >> in the week since the storm came he
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Nov 21, 2013 6:00am EST
>>> sealing the deal the u.s. and afghanistan reach a tentative agreement that will keep thousand of american troops there after 2014. now hamid karzai must sell the idea to tribal leaders. >> trey raydull takes a leave of absence after pleading guilty to drug possession. >> and rising from the ashes, a volcanic eruption in japan creates an island in the pacific ring of fire. >> good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. the future of american troops in afghanistan is being decided by a group of afghan tribal leaders. afghan and american leaders said yes to a security deal and today afghan president hamid karzai is pushing a council to accept it. the decision now lies with the loya jirga. >> translation: you are here representing the afghan nation. i was under pressure not to organise the loya jirga. when it comes to issues of national significance it is important to hold the jirgas. >> up to 15,000 troops could remain in the region if the security pact is signed, including 8,000-12,000 american troops. >> it is entirely train, equip and assist - there is no
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Nov 21, 2013 10:00pm EST
the move devastating. >> thousands of u.s. troops could stay in afghanistan for the next decade if afghan leaders agree to a security pact with the united states. afghan's president said he will not sign the deal until after next year's elections. >> a record-breaking day on wall street. the do you soaring above 16,000. the milestone came after a drop in weekly unemployment games. the markets fuelled by optimism over the strength of the recovery. >> in kansas - the pilot that landed on the wrong airport has reached its destination, the pilot was confused. it should have touched down at an air force base. those are the headlines. "consider this" is next with antonio mora. i'll be back later. you can get the latest news on aljazeera.com. >> the knockout game strads fear around the -- spreads fear around the country. teens are cold-cocking strangers. it's turned deadly four times. how widespread is the problem, what is the best place to stop it. we take you to a place struck by kids playing the game. >> democrats choose a nuclear option, triggering a shift in power. will the mood backfire wi
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Nov 15, 2013 11:30am EST
department made of the new soon to be megacarrier american airlines. in order to become one with us airways in a multibillion dollars deal, american must agree to open up major hubs to smaller airline carriers, cut back on roots and the number of flights, in an age of fees and baggage costs and expensive no frills tickets what will the future of air travel look like you to you the son caller as the new american airlines takes on. the americaner between america and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. it would carry 100 million passengers annually. it will. the justice department announced the settlement that will allow the new american airlines to become the king of the airways. in the agreement, the air land must give up gates and landing slots including new york, los angeles, and ronald ragan washington national airport. washington, d.c. at ragan airport, american must now sold 104 landoff and taking slots. >> we have expressed the concerns that the merger would potentially impose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal, fearing it would hurt competition. and after securing c
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Nov 16, 2013 11:30am EST
. >> reporter: john kerry's plea for understanding comes day after the u.s. iran and high-powered diplomats from china, russia, britain, germany and france were at the table. they met in geneva for talks. the summit aimed as controlling iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing sanctions. the first such talks involving the u.s. in nearly a decade. the u.s. and its allies saw tougher terms for iran and it's nuclear program especially the iraq heavy water plant. iran insists the plant is only for educationalled a domestic energy purposes but in the end the talks fell apart. >> france had hoped to reach an agreement during the iran nuclear talks. the talks here in geneva allowed us to make progress however we cannot reach an agreement because there are problems that need to be tackled. we'll surely tell you that our political directors will meet, then ministers, and we hope at that time to include an agreement. >> reporter: most delegations blame france, but kerry shifts it to iran. >> there was unity, but at that moment they were not able to accept that particular agreement. >> reporter:
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Nov 19, 2013 2:30am EST
. and pakistanis can agree they agree on knock. then we have brandon. pakistan wants what the u.s. has but hates what they stand for. and here is my favorite comment on facebook. united states has had an arranged marriage, they are always in court filing before divorce, by the end of staying married, but living separated but america still has to pay child support, after all there was love at some point. >> and the kids being the people of both countries totally confused. >> . >> drones, nukes, the talibans and anti-sentiments. these are just some of the issues that are complicated the fractures u.s. pakistan alliance since 9/11. pakistan is a recipient of a huge chunk of military aid. but mutual mistrust and the arms of groups brought into questions whether both countries stage share a strategic effort. many americans view pack scan a country of 200 million people exclusively through the helps of violence. while many harbor conspiracy theories about america's role in the world. so how fragile is the alliance and what is it's future? to discuss this, we are joined by daniel marquise. at the counc
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Nov 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
. the u.s. and other world powers are in geneva discussing the nuclear program. both sides say an agreement on limiting nuclear capability in exchange for easing sanctions it possible. >> former president bill clinton is one of 16 given the medal of freedom. others include loreta lynn, ernie banks and television legend oprah winn free. the award was created by john f kennedy. "consider this" is next. i'll be back later. and you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. >> al qaeda in kentucky. explosive details of bomb makers that made their way to the u.s. consider this - how could the american government let them resettle in america? and paul ryan predict an end to the theatrical budget. will they produce one? >> a rod storms out of an appeals hearing. was it a stunt? welcome to "consider this". we begin with an f.b.i. investigation into the possibility reported by a.b.c. news that several dozen iraqi or african bomb -- iraqi or afghanistan bomb makers could be living in the u.s. f.b.i. agents are working through a warehouse stacked with remains of 100,000. >> -- 100,000. >> ed
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Nov 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
the sent feujs ar centrifuges a. >> there is a place called iraq which is using heavy water that could be conceivably converted into plutonium. another nuclear weapon deal. john kerry and all down the line call this is a first step. the inspectors will be in the country on a daily basis on invieinstrusive inspections rche here is john kerry today. >> we do this with our eyes wide open. you don't do this on somebody's states tstatestatements you t t. we have kept the base sick basic architecture of sachk sanctionsn place. and over the next couple of months we'll be able to put to test what ey rans iran's sancti. >> they are bringing iran to the table to begin with. the concern with the critics is at the end of the six months the international coalition that did take a bite out of iran's economy by imposing these sanctions is not going to want to go back and reinforce them and iran is going to get way with something. >> and the most vocal critic is benjamin netanyahu. he says it's bad deal. we'll take a listen to that report and pick it up on the other side. >> there was no celebration i
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Nov 3, 2013 11:00am EST
. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sab damaging peace talks. >> murder charges laid after the shooting at lax. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east in the hopes of repairing tensions with gulf allies over syria. he will have stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a visit to egypt. this morning john kerry urged egypt to move ahead with democratic reforms, stressing u.s. ties with the country are vital. >> i wanted to first express to the egyptian people as clearly and force fully as i can, in no uncertainly terms, the united states is a friend of the people of egypt, of the country of egypt, and we are a partner to your county. >> john kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohamed morsi in july. >> we have some news from sue with breaking news. you have information on the meeting with the arab league. >> yes, it's emerging that the discussions that the egyptian foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state had this afternoon included the situation with regards to syria. we are hearing from th
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Nov 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
the light of day in america? the block buster director and sir jackie stewart will join us with that story. >>> i'm antonio mora we begin with this your health and the fda. most people know that transfats can be really bad for you. now the food and drug administration has put out a propos al thaal that could see transfats banned from the diet they raise bad cholesterol and they have no known health benefit or safety limit. to understand the significance of the proposal i'm joined by dean ornis. thiornishi dean great to have you with us what did you think when you heard this announcement today. how big a problem are transfoughtransfatsin the ameri. >> ten years ago i worked with the ceo of mcdonalds to get the transfats out of mcdonald french fries and they raise the issue that french fries are our production. and we did the same thing with pepsi co and they were the first request for that. they took the transfats out of the potato chips and that was ten years ago. it's taken time. but i think transfats are the one thing that all experts agree on. whether it's doctor atkins, but it's the wi
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Nov 12, 2013 10:00am EST
$300 million for areas hit by the typhoon. the us and uk are sending warships carrying thousands of soldiers and dozens of aircraft to help with relief and recovery. the typhoon left a wide path of destruction when it stuck on friday. these are the two worst-effected provinces. it is feared 10,000 people have been killed here alone. haiyan continues sweeping west across the central philippine islands, there were large areas on both islands where electricity is still down. five days later, information on just how badly hit they were is still coming in. well, we have extensive coverage for you with reporters on the ground bringing you the very latest from the philippines. margo is in manila looking into the challenges of getting aid to the people who need it, but first let's go to wayne haye in one of the worse-effected areas. >> it's not until you -- see it from the air that typhoon haiyan's devastation becomes truly evident. in this predominantly catholic country, the church is at the stern of the community, some are still standing, but it will be a long time before they are rest
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